Monday on HuffPost Live, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) criticized former Republican Speakers Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Dennis Hastert for their hypocrisy in participating in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment stemming from his sexual misconduct, when they all have sexual misconduct or infidelity allegations of their own.
Frank said, “Then these people get together to impeach Bill Clinton, who looks like almost a virgin in that crowd.”
Frank pointed specifically to Hastert’s “hypocrisy” on gay marriage saying, “Dennis Hastert as speaker twice tried to get the House to pass a Constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. In fact, retroactively, it would have cancelled marriages that had happened in Massachusetts. So when someone who himself has engaged in same-sex activity then uses his position of great power to try to penalize other people who are doing that, that’s the kind of hypocrisy that should be penalized.”
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